Description

My first PC build! . My sole requirement was to run the latest games (mainly Gears of War 4) on max settings at 1080p 60fps. Wanted a clean, black and white look, and didn't want to break the bank on a new PC. Overall, very satisfied with my build. I built this in early November.

Note: Prices are in SGD(I'm from Singapore!), which is about USD1300 total. Parts here are generally more expensive- I bought some parts from Amazon and shipped it over, the rest locally. I was heavily inspired by Wolf88's build: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/TNXH99. Thanks!

Part Reviews

CPU

Not much to say, works as expected. Ultimately, I chose not to overlock as it was pretty unnecessary for my needs- I would have had to spend more for a z170 mobo and a aftermarket cooler too.

Motherboard

Works totally fine and looks great too. No issues with the onboard wifi so far

Storage

Cheaped out a little and got a 750 Evo, instead of a 850 Evo. Works fine, I think I probably wouldn't have noticed the difference anyway.

Video Card

Really happy with the ASUS GTX1060 Turbo. I get about 60fps average, on max settings 1080p on Gears4. I love its simple, nondescript look. Matches the black/white theme.

Case

Great case . Well built and a well thought out layout. Building was pretty manageable, considering it was my first time. As expected for a mini ITX case, not much space to work with. Cable management took me lots of time haha.

Power Supply

At first, I got a Cosair CX650M. I really thought I couldn't go wrong with a established brand like Cosair. Super disappointed, and I can't recommend Cosair products anymore. It died after just 30 mins of playing CS:GO. Spent lots of time and effort troubleshooting, and getting it replaced.

Crazily enough, the replacement also died, and I finally had enough with Cosair PSUs. Luckily, I managed to 'upgrade' to a Seasonic PSU instead.

Really satisfied with the Seasonic PSU now. There is some coil whine when the PC is under load/switched on a long time, but really, it isn't very noticeable.

Monitor

Got this real cheap at a sale. The model i have is actually S2316H. The slim bezel is great. 1080p 60hz is enough for me and my budget , will probably overhaul my monitor and build when 4K goes mainstream.

Keyboard

This was a gift for my 21st, from my best friends. Thanks guys! My first mechanical keyboard- with Cherry MX Blue switches. The clicky sounds are awesome, and it really is a pleasure to type with . Frankly, the switches aren't as noisy as expected- I play in my bedroom so it doesn't matter, but definitely consider a quieter switch if you plan to use it in the office or something.

Mouse

Ordered this from Amazon during Black Friday. Still waiting for it to arrive! Using a basic Logitech mouse for now

Speakers

Pretty underwhelmed by the sound quality, to be frank. I own pretty good earpieces, so probably too used to that. The bass is pretty muddy, so if you listen to bass heavy music, don't expect much.

Comments

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Super nice setup! I'm running a 1060 6GB as well and it's a dream at 1080p.

By the way, the G610 keyboard, iirc, only comes with cherry red or brown switches. Was yours customized?

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

hey, thank you! It isn't customised. I think it's a new variant

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Aw, thanks dude, I'm honored. Looks good ! My only critique is that stock intel cooler, just makes it feel incomplete. But saving money is great too haha. Good job :)

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey, thanks! Haha yeah i'll probably upgrade in the future

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build! Although you could use another intake fan in the front to feed your graphics card some air.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

nice name :P also not bad for a first pc build also